Written by Debbi Michiko Florence
and Allison Hiroto (Narrator)
Illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux/ OrangeSky Audio (Audio)
Toothbrush? Check. Her special journal? Check! Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi—flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch messmaker—can hardly wait for her family vacation to Japan, and by the time their plane finally touches down, she’s ready to dive into their new adventure. There are so many things to see in Tokyo: Ramen Street, which she learns is not a whole street made of ramen; old temples with fancy gates; and Tokyo Tower, where you can even spot Mount Fuji on a good day.
But when they arrive, Jasmine finds herself unable to get away from her older sister Sophie’s crabby attitude. Plus there’s so much about Japan she didn’t know, and she seems to be getting in trouble right and left. Will Jasmine be able to cheer up her sister AND find her footing in a new country?
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Primary ISBN: 9781669667179
Available As: Wonderbook
Chapter Book , Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Japanese/Japanese American
Themes: Audiobook, Cultural Empowerment, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Engagement Tool: Arts, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts, Visiting Home Country, Wonderbook
Setting: United States (California), Japan (Tokyo)
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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